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this wall. >> i can hear you. >> the time for change has come! chris: is nothing sacred? if there's no big deal on the national debt, with the 2012 republican challenger run on empty? can he or she carry the burden of rejecting big deficit reduction? what about obama, if there's no debt deal, will he have to defend the liberal label next year? the knives are out. should john boehner expect a full-blown mutiny. is eric cantor the number two house republican leading the tea party against their own speaker? finally, family business. michele bachmann's number one in iowa but her family business about become her number one problem. it works to confer gays to straights. will that strike voters as sensible? will it sell on the stump, even among conservatives? hi, i'm chris matthews. welcome to the show. with us today, "new york" magazine john heilemann, cnn's gloria borger, nbc's kelly o'donnell and "time" magazine's joe klein. first up, narrative has been about trying for a big debt reduction deal this year but the political consequences for barack obama and g.o.p. nominee next year are the real
good. why do the people that rail against big government pay so little for it. rick perry is getting in this thing, but how is the country going to react to a 10 gallon sized george w bush. what about the brains it takes to be the number one world leader? you have heard this thing the other way, could this guy be all cattle and no hat. hi, i'm chris matthews. welcome to the show. with us today, howard fineman, nia-malika henderson, andrea mitchell and michael duffy. first off today, the switch boards led up this work with protests over grid look. at the polls. the most motivated republican voters are not fallen to house republican tactics. 73% of voters blame president obama, not the house republicans. and republicans think that debt cash will help them defeat the president. here is how they'll play the president's failure to win the grand bargain on the day. they'll claim the president showed weak leadership, that he was not the post-partisan compromiser, he that is still a big spender and probably most crucial, they'll tie this crisis to the jobs crisis. howard, right now there is
meat chicken. oh, so when's the big day? oh, we got married years ago. but the point is, i fit in it! are you wearing it... right now? yes! well, good for you. [ shopper ] excuse me. oh, so sorry. you look nice. oh, thank you. [ male announcer ] progresso. you gotta taste this soup. >> live, local, late breaking. this is wbal-tv 11 news sunday morning. >> i am jennifer franciotti. >> top stories in a moment, but first a look outside, if we must. >> is getting brutal out there. >> when will it improve it? >> next week. >> this has lasted longer than expected. >> this heat has taken a long time to let go. 102 degrees yesterday at the airport bridge tied the record from 1991. the inner harbor reached 103 degrees. much of the same today throughout the day, maybe not toward 100 degrees, but heading towards their. 90 at the airport and 93 of the inner harbor, not far away from the upper 90's we are forecasting. temperatures will break heading into tomorrow and we will talk about that coming up in the seven-day forecast. and >> one family is pleading for your help to find a seven- month old
't know. >> reporter: at one point murdoch claimed his company is too big for him to know the details of each business. there could be more tough questions ahead for rupert and james murdoch. the british prime minister has called a judiciary inquiry, and they could be summoned for that, and there are some u.s. lawmakers who want their own hearing so they can question the media mogul himself on capitol hill. stephanie gosk, nbc news, london. >>> to washington now where lawmakers finally appear to be making some bipartisan process -- progress in the ongoing divide over what to do about the nation's debt limit. for the latest on that we go to nbc's tracie potts. she's in washington d.c. for us. >> reporter: just a glimmer of so-called gang of six, three democrats and republicans, who have been working together on a compromise. the plan on the table would cut $4 trillion from the deficit, lower taxes, but also bring in $1 trillion in new revenues by closing tax loopholes. both sides seem to like it at least as a first step. president obama calling this a very significant step in line with
was a big plan for 10 or 20 years. he says the good news is we are not greece and the problem is solving with spending cuts and entitlement reform, and tax hikes. nbc news in washington. >> an end to the n.f.l. walkout could be in the foreseeable future. people familiar with the negotiations say they made significant progress yesterday. the owners have a special meeting on thursday in atlanta. they could potentially ratified a new deal. the lockout is now in the fourth month. thousands are expected to pack baltimore for artscape. it is the nation's largest free art festival. rob roblin joins us live. >> it is a beautiful day out here. there is lots of sunshine. it is not monitored 80 degrees like it usually is. that is the good news. -- it is not 180 degrees like it usually is. that is the good news. this started in 1982. a lot of artists were rolling in this morning. your artists from all over the country. -- you have artists from all over the country. they are setting up for people coming down throughout the weekend for artscape. this is the 30th anniversary. there will be special even
of the big things. >> they may agree on the urgent need to trim spending, but they are at odds on how to do it and how much. president obama and john boehner agreed on a target of $4 trillion in cuts. on saturday, the speaker abandon the plan say it was too ambitious and could not pass. >> to get a big package would require big tax increases in the middle of the situation is extraordinarily difficult with 9.2% unemployment. but the democrats want to close some tax loopholes to offset the cuts. >> it is appalling to see our republican colleagues performed the type of extortion. if you do not agree to deficit reduction the way we wanted, we will put jobs at risk. >> the credit rating may be at risk if they failed to act soon. >> if that happens, you will see catastrophic damage across the american and global economy. >> the political leaders remain far apart. uncle sam reaches his credit limit on august 2. tim geithner says the deal has to be done this week. >> tim pawlenty spoke today on "meet the press." he criticized the obama administration for the economy and discussed his campaign. >> h
a serious big-time compromise. have the tea partiers handed him a huge advantage? has he won the reasonable middle? could barack obama win next year even with a 9.2% jobless rate? it would be tough, but some smart politicos say not impossible. finally, righter than you know. is michelle bachmann too right or just right? with the republican party, which moved right with goldwater, right again with reagan in 1980, and with newt in 1994, be right there for the lady from minnesota? has the hatred of obama made her the perfect champion for a year of attack? i'm chris matthews. welcome to the show. with us today, "the washington post," bob woodward, the national journalist, jamie tarabay, abc's andrea mitchell and "the chicago tribune"'s clarence page. the nasty unemployment numbers are a psychological problem for the country and a huge political burden for this president. has the tea party's flirtation with default on the national debt handed barack obama a huge win, while the vast middle of the country, the middle that decides elections, see the president as the grownup? take a look at poll num
to be a very busy place. we got the folk line festival under way behind me, also the big fireworks show they're getting ready for on monday. two concerts on the steps of the capitol, also at the washington monument. but from coast to coast, we're talking beaches and barbecues and camping and celebration. july 1st and the 2011 great escape is on. ♪ hot fun in the summertime >> reporter: from yosemite in the west. >> i like the girls the best. >> reporter: aaa says 39 million americans will travel 59 miles or more this long weekend. that's 1 million fewer than last year. >> reporter: you can blame the pain at pump. the national average for unleaded now $3.54 a gallon, down from the high of $3.98 on may 4th. but still 80 cents higher than a year ago. >> it's still tough because we're still kind of transitioning from how high the gas prices were so we've got in the habit of not traveling as much. >> reporter: the big surprise? while fewer people are driving than a year ago, more people are flying. air travel is up 9% this summer. >> for some people, it actually may be more convenient and cheap
's big three credit rating agencies, warned it might have to lower the country's top notch credit rating if lawmakers don't come it an agreement soon on raising the debt ceiling. this a starnlgts moodeddy's said its action was prompted by the possibility that the debt limit will not be raised in time to prevent a missed payment on u.s. bonds with a small but rising risk of a short-lived default. economists say if the aaa rating is lowered, it would throw the financial markets in to chaos and the cost of were rowing would go up for everything from mortgages to car loans. federal reserve chairman ben bernanke warned -- >> i think the worst outcome is that at some point, you know, we default on the debt and that would creates a i said before a huge financial calamity. >> reporter: sources say the president knew about the moody's warning as he headeded in to wednesday's meet which go all sides have described as very tense. republican majority leader eric cantor quoted the president as saying, i have reached the point where i say enough. would ronald reagan be sitting here? i've reached my li
stovall. thank you for joifpk us for 11 news today. >> our big story this morning, definitely the heat. ava, my goodness. when you think it can't get any hotter, the answer is? >> yes. yes. but the good news is it's not going to last as long as it has over the midwest. but the second thing is this is the hottest time of the year. we do start to cool back down mid august. >> we hope. >> so there's good news. it's what normally happens. so we'll beholding out for that. we do still have dangerous heat warnings across the state as the heat index could be up near 115 when you factor in that humidity. upper 90's to near 104. it was 103 at the inner harbor yesterday. weaver expecting 101 -- we're expecting 101 at the airport. now let's head to kim with the traffic. >> good morning. we have one problem spot to talk about. fire activity blocking hilton street between frederick and use pulaski to get around that. 62 miles per hour by the beltway and four minutes on 95 north between 100 heading towards the city. 895 northbound between the harbor tunnel and toll plaza, 295 on the north side lookin
. we're talking about the big headline is the heat and humidity. temperatures are baking across texas all the way into the northern plains. it is heading our way. it is not hard to pick out the heat wave. the sunshine is gone to the blazing into the afternoon, pushing those temperatures up towards the triple digits. this will be heading our way. our temperatures are better along the mid-atlantic. 74 at the airport. 74 up towards new york city. lower and mid 80's in the midwest. we will be getting into the heat and humidity this afternoon. low to mid 90's. with the but, it could feel like 100 degrees outdoors. -- with the humidity, it could feel like 100 degrees. at indices will be up towards 105, 110. stay in air conditioning and checking on the elderly. sarah has a check on traffic. >> one accident in anne arundel county and pass a been a eastbound on a mountain road. all eastbound direction is closed. police just arriving on the scene. watch for delays. no delays on 97 north and southbound. looking good to the glen bernie area. the roads around the airport are checking out fine. bac
cool off a little bit. the weather is triggering a big line of thunderstorms approaching western maryland. this is associated with a cluster and as you can see, is tracking south-southeast. it is possible the main batch of storms will drops out and head into west virginia and avoid our region. it looks like we will be on the eastern french -- eastern fringe. probably will i get here until tomorrow evening. we will talk about heat relief in your seven-day forecast coming up. >> pull off a band-aid quickly. president obama urged lawmakers to just do it. he said it agreed to a deal to extend the debt ceiling and bought to default. republicans say no. >> with three weeks ago, president obama said a compromise to avoid a federal default is being blocked by republicans. >> i do not see a path to a deal of they don't budge. >> as talks today began, republicans would not budge on taxes. the speaker has learned a lesson. one key party freshmen will vote no on a tax hike. >> i believe we have a debt crisis not a debt ceiling vote crisis. >> it tax rate stood not rise -- >> the american peo
. >>> plus, a warning to parents. backyard trampolines are becoming very popular but they also come with big safety concerns. coming up, one family shares their cautionary story. >>> we're going to meet a newborn so big doctors have already given him a nickname, the moose. at more than 16 pounds, jamichael brown could be the largest baby ever born in texas. everything is bigger in texas. he's going to join us along with his proud parents. >>> let's begin this morning with our top story. the debt ceiling standoff in washington. kristen, good morning. >> good morning to you, ann. president obama met with congressional leaders on sunday to try to get a deal done. that didn't happen. in fact, one official with knowledge of the discussion tells me it was a bit tense. lawmakers are hoping to get a deal done within the next ten days so it can be processed by that august 2nd deadline. their ties were off but the heat was on as the president and congressional leaders met sunday for a second time in less than a week to try to salvage the deal to raise the debt limit. when a reporter asked if a deal co
back, big question of the week, with this president so vulnerable, are big-time republicans kicking themselves for not running? chris: welcome back. president obama's no better than even money for re-election according to most analysts which brings us to this week's big question, are any of the big-time republicans who passed up a run for president regretting it? >> one definitely is. mitch daniels, governor of indiana who wanted to run. only reason he didn't run was because of his family who held him back. to this day he's thinking, i can get in this race and win it. chris: gloria? >> i actually went to indianapolis and spoke with mr. daniels about it. he says no regrets but i'm sure there are. i wonder if jeb bush is thinking about it right now? maybe there was enough distance between himself and his brother to possibly give it a run. chris: kelly? >> since they've taken two great answers i will say how about haley barbour to have a southerner if we don't get rick perry. chris: i don't know the reason why he's not running. i interviewed him last week. he's very sharp on all of the
said they would start again on monday. >> the good news is we agree on some of the big things. >> president obama thought he and john boehner had an agreement to target $4 trillion in cuts. saturday evening, the speaker abandon the plan saying it was too ambitious and could not pass. >> a big package would require big tax increases in the middle of an economic situation that is extraordinarily difficult. we think it is a terrible idea. >> democrats want to close some tax loopholes to offset the cuts. >> what is really appalling is to seek our republican colleagues providing a form of extortion. we will put all of these jobs at risk is what they're saying. >> the credit rating may be at risk if congress fails to act soon. >> if that happens, you will see catastrophic damage across the american and global economy. >> the political leaders remain far apart. wbal-tv 11 news. the nation reaches its credit limit on august 2. secretary geithner says the deal must be done this week. there is a link between this showdown over the debt and the health of the economy. it is believed failu
will be the first of the big banks to report on thursday. results from top tech player google are also expected thursday. also this week, investors will eye fresh economic data, starting with may's trade deficit on tuesday. also tuesday, minutes from the federal reserve's june meeting. wednesday, fed chairman ben bernanke delivers his biannual testimony to congress. >>> retail sales and june's producer price index comes out thursday. and june's consumer price index is released friday. >>> elsewhere, precision cast parts says it has agreed to buy primus international for $900 million in cash. >>> reuters reports there's an emergency meeting in europe this morning over the debt crisis. they're now possibly spreading to italy. the region's third largest economy. friday italian stocks and bonds tumbled in a massive sell-off. >>> and finally, according to a new survey of college students and graduates, health insurance is the new love potion. 90% of surveyed students, and 93% of recent grads said knowing a potential partner has health insurance would make him or her more attractive. >> well cc goes
firefighters had to face. >> got down here, there was a lot of flames coming up. big puffs of smoke and then heard a lot of popping and heard a boom and flames started shooting off >> smoke pouring off everywhere, flames. i mean, it was high. >> one fire fighter was treated for heat exalks. the cause of the fire remains under investigation. those firefighters had to contend with triple digit heat and another code red day to battle that blaze. the heat and humidity not only create a heat index but a misery index scorching the east coast. >> it was the die-hard concert goer who wouldn't let the weather stop them from enjoying the bso under the stars at oregon ridge. the movie music of john williams was a big draw but coping skills were definitely required. >> i came with wet hair straight out of the shower. >> nice fans when we got out here and we're in line to get a snowball to try to cool off. >> we had thousands of water ball fights. >> at least maryland is in good company with this heat. records broke on friday in new york with 104 degrees and 108 in nearby new jersey. >> just try
. >> we can see a rope at the top of this strapped to a tree and maybe some big where the use this to go down the cliff and possibly swim. >> after hoisting the teenager back to the surface, he was treated for broken ankle. >> a gruesome discovery on a beach. and then discovered a skull in the sand. this is being classified as a homicide. investigators are going through a missing persons files to see if it yields any clues. >> yesterday was another round of debt discussions with democratic and republican leaders at the white house. president obama said progress is being made. kate amara joins us live with more details on the story. >> good morning. to avoid economic disaster, the white house says the president would be willing to sign a short-term debt limit extension. as they meet behind closed doors, a new plan from the senate gang of six is gaining momentum on capitol hill. >> finally some republican senators said, "we know we need more revenue," and some democratic senators said, "we know we have to make some spending cuts." >> president obama said a bipartisan compromise has the bes
the economy growing by having a big tax increase. you incentivize the private sector. >> democrats want to end tax breaks. resisting changes to medicare. washington must raise the debt limit by august 2 or risk of defaults. >> there is political theater in this business. >> president has said to be prepared to meet every day this week to hammer out a deal. kate amara reporting. >> thank you. that brings us to our water cooler question of the day. do you think the debt crisis talks will end in a compromise, one side backing down, or default? you can share your response at wbaltv.com and on our facebook page, or send us an e-mail to watercooler@wbaltv.com. tim pawlenty has put aside the handling of the economy. >> he is blaming president bush, blaming republicans. president obama should look in the mirror to see who's to blame for the economy in its current state. it is not doing well. for results on taxes and nine jobs, then vote for me. >> he says the debt ceiling crisis is one symptom of a much larger problem in washington. >> funeral arrangements for betty ford. she passed away from midnight
, but this is a grave moment for the country. we need to do something very big, very substantial to bring our long-term deficits down over time. we have to do that in a way that's good for the economy for more support because the economy is healing from the recession. it's going to require both sides to compromise. president's bringing leaders together again at the white house this evening to try to figure out how to move forward. >> what's he actually saying? because you're hearing boehner saying they're demanding tax increases, we're not going to do that. they've also said you were pedalling a bid on whether to cut entitlement programs like medicare or social security. what's the fact? >> that latter thing is not true. the president is standing tough. he is willing to do very, very difficult things. >> like what? on medicare? >> like getting substantial savings from the budget, across the budget. defense, the rest of government, even medicare/medicaid over the long term, there are things we can do responsibly to save money in those programs and we have to do that to bring the deficits under cont
are running fine. >> our big story this morning, an arrest in the shooting of a bat more city police officer. >> police say a trip helped track down 20-year-old shane jordan who police say shot and injured the officer. details on the suspect. >> we told him to keep his eyes open. his eyes was rolling in the back of his head. >> moments after a baltimore ploifer was shot, he kept him company. >> why did you decide to go help him? >> he was by himself. >> the unidentified police officer was shot while responding to a domestic dispute around 11:30 tuesday night. >> neighbors say this house made that call. >> while the officer was settling the domestic dispute he was shot by this assault rifle. >> even with the vanced ballistic capability, it would have been a challenge to stop those rounds. it's a miracle that our officer was not more seriously injured or someone else in that block. >> the five-year police veteran was treated and released and is expected to be ok. 20-year-old shea jordan was in a car with a scope and rifle and jordan has since been charged with attempted murderer and other char
texas. it wasn't a big rain producer in southern texas. it was a disappointment. rains further north. that wasn't the case. partly cloudy and not as hot and humid. bay water temperatures mild. futurecast shows you can see that boundary there with rain chances hanging this weekend mostly to our south. on monday another cool front comes in and might bring us rain. that should help with temperatures a little more. most of the time going through the weekend. ocean city will be in the 80's. a little higher rain chance acetominaphin is the active iningredient in many over-the-counter medicines, so people often don't realize they are getting as much as they are. the amount of acetominaphin is being reduced in over-the-counter tylenol. >> now for the first time there is a doll that can breast feed. already controversy is surrounding this new toy. stephanie has the latest. >> she likes to cook, clean, and take care of her dolls, copying her mom. in fact, her mom has seen her pretending to breastfeed them. as a member of la leche, she is glad to see a doll promoting breastfeeding. >> it is ni
the forecast. wall street rallied. a big bucket of cold water was poured on wall street and the economy with the lackluster jobs. >> the economy added an average of 215,000 jobs per month in the previous three months so the anticipation was there. and it showed a stand still in june. what is it about june, do we know what happen? >> it's not just june. they went back and revised downward the prior month. they thought they had 57,000 jobs in may. it turned out it was 25,000. they got rid of it -- they revised away 45,000 additional jobs. we think there have been temporary blips in the economy, the greek situation, storms all through the south you were reporting on. you've had high gas prices and a whole lot of other things have been happening and that caused the economy to come to a stand still and hiring come to a stand still in may and june. we hope that's the case. >> you want to bring up an important thing that a lot of people don't hear about. you call it the real unemployment rate, the ratio of unemployed, discouraged workers and people working part time because they can't find ful
is coming and they have to solve the problem of the nation's debt limit, they have to go into some big ticket items like social security, medicare and taxes. it is progress with no guarantee but nothing else has worked so far. and we begin tonight at the white house with nbc's kristen welker. kristen, good evening. >> reporter: president obama emerged after talks with congressional leaders saying both sides are deadlocked but are determined to make a deal very soon. lawmakers will work through the weekend and meet with the president again on sunday. the president and congressional leaders come together to hammer out a deal on the debt ceiling. if a deal isn't hammered out by august 2, the -- president obama called the meeting very constructive, but admitted hard work remains. >> i want to emphasize that nothing is agreed to until everything is agreed to and the parties are still far apart on a wide range of issues. >> reporter: administration officials say the president is pushing for a big deal, somewhere in the ballpark of $4 trillion in deficit reductions over the next decade, nearl
a look outside with meteorologist ava marie. our big story this morning comes out of baltimore county, where a four-alarm fire at a hotel, sent two people to the hospital, and forced the evacuation of all150 hotel guests . this happened last night at the days inn in the 57-hundred block of baltimore national pike in catonsville. and 11 news reporter sheldon dutes was there. arrest in that deadly stabbing outside an inner harbor restaurant on july 4th. 32-year-old marcus harris faces first degree murder charges this morning in connection with the death of joseph calo. harris turned himself in at police headquarters saturday afternoon. calo was a tourist from alabama. he was stabbed to death outside of mccormick and schmick's restaurant shortly after the july 4th fireworks show. police believe the stabbing may have been the result of an earlier altercation. a wittness took a picture of the suspect .. which turned out to be an invaluable piece of evidence. calo's former girlfriend says she's pleased about the arrest. according to court records, harris' criminal history dates back to 2005
. >> the orioles and bring out the big bats, but so did the red sox. keith mills has highlights. >> don't forget to e-mail us your response to our water cooler question of the day. do you think baltimore city should repeal its newly adopted bottle tax? you can share your response at wbaltv.com and on our facebook page, or send us an e-mail to watercooler@wbaltv.com. >> here is a look at last night's winning maryland lottery numbers. good luck. >> now traffic pulse 11 and insta-weather plus together. >> good morning. sarah caldwell checking on your morning commute. so far so good. not dealing with any new incidents. a nice ride on the west side coming down from 795. on 795 from owings mills, no delays to report there. problem-free ride i-95 from the northeast. so far so good on the north side. this is belair road. this is inner loop traffic towards 95. no delays to report there. 95 coming out of 152, mountain road, harford county, a smooth ride. not even a side of a haboob. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. >> look what i started. we need a counter about how many times we say "haboob." as w
's really no cool air in sight. we've had a big thunderstorm complex pushing down from nebraska overnight, and now it's set up over kansas. it's a good drenching rainfall. nothing too severe. it will cause delays on interstate 70 going across kansas or i-35. just a big complex of wet weather. we'll have to see how much of this holds together by the time it gets to kansas city. if you are in topeka, have your umbrella ready. wichita also, some wet weather early today. as far as the forecast goes, i have my disclaimer up here. isolated afternoon thunderstorms. it looks a lot worse than it is, but for the most part everyone will be warm and a chance of a storm late today. that's a look at your national forecast. now here's a look at the weather outside your window. once again, this looks a lot worse than it will be. most areas will only see a storm or two for maybe 20 or 30 minutes, but, again, the humidity is up. the temperatures are high. that's going to spark those afternoon showers and storms from the ohio valley to the mid-atlantic. the mid-atlantic is going to be the area of concern. l
events. >> i was in the house and just heard the big explosion. >> when tyrone butler came outside -- >> there was a van, a van. that van was just into a bus and that guy was laying out there. >> the driver of this mercedes caused a three-car accident but police say it started on the 2000 block of liberty avenue. someone shot a man multiple times then took off in the victim's car. police spotted the mercedes then police put out a description of the call. >> we got a call saying that white mercedes had crashed and struck two vehicles, ejecting one man out of his vehicle, a van that was moving. >> the man was rushed to the hospital. he is expected to survive. >> at least two people ran out of the mercedes and tried to ran away. >> police found him in the yard not too far from where we're standing. his leg was broken. >> one suspect was hiding behind a house up against trash next to the porch. so we believe there's one more suspect out there. >> the search continues for that suspect and the charges are pending for the man in custody. >> the suspect in police custody is being treated f
. the hang seng grew 196. >>> well, the rally returned thursday as a big rebound in retail sales and strong jobs. the nasdaq notched an eighth day of gains and was at its high for the year. >>> retailers had their best june in 12 years as warm weather and deep discounts lured shoppers. kohl's, target, and urban outfitters each gained more than 6%. first time unemployment claims dropped. a sign of fewer layoffs. companies added more than double the number of jobs economist had forecast for june and a huge jump from the previous month. all that boosted up for today's all important government report at unemployment for june. yesterday deutsche bank raised their forecast for the month's job creation by a whopping 75,000. >>> there was some bad news. oil rose over $2 a barrel as speculators gambled global demand will rise, and gas prices, which had dropped since may, are up about a nickel since just the end of last week. >>> rupert murdock put 200 out of work abruptly shutting down "news of the world." they lost advertisers after it allegedly hacked the voice mails of thousands to the families o
. the big problems will not go away. >> he blasted an idea that the u.s. constitution and powers the president to keep on spending, even if all goes sam goes over his credit limit 0--e ven if uncle sam goes over his credit limit. >> democrats the president obama will use the constitutional clause to continue to pay the nation's debt. issues like the debt ceiling are bound to be tweeted to the president in a town hall. this wednesday the white house will address citizens through twitter. the current white house account has more than 2 million twitter followeres. and the president is not the only one region . vice-president joe biden is working to gain the support of educators nationwide. the vice president spoke at the end of a convention of the national education association today. members of the nea will vote tomorrow on whether the union will endorse president obama for re-election. the union's endorsement is a vital and he took a swing at republicans to make his case. >> the new republican party has undertaken the most direct assault on labor, not just in my lifetime but witho
in the unbearable heat. that is our big story tonight. we're now in day six of the latest heat wave to hit maryland. an excessive heat warning remains in effect until late this evening as temperatures creep into the triple digits. john collins is in the weather center. is there an end in sight? >> it cannot last too much longer. three days to get 100, including today. 102 tied the record today. we had a quick shower this morning at the airport. there was isolated thunderstorm activity around the area. there was less than 1 inch of th-- at the airport. the humidity is still relatively high. at the inner harbor and science center, it is still 102 degrees. the high humidity makes it feel more like 110 degrees. sheldon is at the pool. we will see how it is cooling off there. >> the temperature is not the only thing rising out here. apparently, tempers are also rising. the pool is apparently closed for an aerobics even. for the few people able to get into the pool and cool off, they're not the only ones trying to beat the heat. the annals of the baltimore zoo -- the animals at the baltimore zoo appeared
big story. temperatures already reaching into the 90's, making for another hot and humid day. will the last through the weekend? >> we knew it would return. it is 96 degrees right now at bwi. we could get close to a record today. humidity at 44%, do not let that fool you. there is still saturated. the record is 99 for today. we could touch that if things stay the way they are. 90 degree-plus days. those numbers could change depending on what happens today. your heat is pretty steamy. advisories for the entire state. air quality is also not good. " orange. just take a closer look and make sure that the elderly and kids are ok. we will check back in a few minutes to tell you when you can expect some relief. >> bge is telling their peak rewards customers they do not need to worry about having their air-conditioning shut down. during last week's heat wave, many customers that were part of the peak rewards program contacted us, telling us that their air conditioning was shot off with no notice. officials do not expect a repeat. >> we do not anticipate going to an emergency activat
's already dead. that's a big lie. >> reporter: on wednesday, casey's parents, cindy and george left home again with nothing to say publicly. the anthony family has received death threats. while outside of the courthouse, mike estherly put a sign in her window that reads "baby killer". >> how can she be free after she killed her baby. >> reporter: most protesters are venting anger, there's always a possibility one could act out, targeting tanthony family, including casey when she's released or the 12 jurors. >> some of them will be vetted and found out and people will know who they are and they're terrified of that coming out. >> it's unclear when casey is released either today or ever if she'll earn money off of her notoriety. to that end, the state has filed a motion to tax her if she is earning any profits after this. there is a law in florida that allows the prosecution to recover the costs from the investigation and the prosecution and those costs easily exceed $1 million. >> kerry sanders, kerry, interesting point. mark lipman is george and cindy anthony's attorney. good morning to
make a larger deal unacceptable. >> you do not get the economy growing by having a big tax increase. you get the economy going by incentivizing the private sector. >> democrats want to end tax breaks for big companies and the wealthiest americans while resisting changes to medicare and social security. washington must raise the $14.3 trillion debt limit by august 2 or risk default. >> that would be catastrophic for the economoy. everybody understands that. there is just a lot of political theater in this business. >> according to reports, the president has told congressional leaders to be prepared to meet every day this week to hammer out a deal. kate amara reporting. >> that brings us to our water cooler question of the day. do you think the debt crisis talks will end in a compromise, one side backing down, or default? you can share your response at wbaltv.com and on our facebook page, or send us an e-mail to watercooler@wbaltv.com. >> some horrific tragedy's overseas this point. first to india where 60 people have died and more than 100 injured after a train derailed. about 1000 p
. first, the heat continues to be the big story everyone is talking about. ava, my goodness. >> brutal is a good way to describe it. we were hoping the heat would break, but i think we have to wait another day for it. it is not going to be as hot as it was the past couple days. boy was it hot yesterday. we look at the temperatures, 102 at b.w.i. marshall. that tied the record back from 1991. the inner harbor got up to 103. yesterday was definitely one for the record books. quite a bit of areas actually reached up to that triple digit mark from texas to kansas city. many areas in the eastern coast as well. we're going to be close to that today. i don't think we'll reach the 100-degree mark. humidity up at 69%. we'll talk about how hot ss going to get today. that will all be coming up in my forecast. so stay tuned to those details. >> our big story is it one family's plea to your help to find the missing 7-month-old boy. >> here's sheldon dutes with the latest on the investigation. >> i'm hurt. that's my son. snb walked away with my son. what do you think i do? >> when whifney left her s
we were striving to do with the speaker of the house was a big deficit reduction package that wouldn't have a supercommittee. we would have done it right now. that wasn't possible. the speaker of the house pulled by the right wing of his party, walked away from it. but the president's going to be committed over these next few months, as i think members of congress need to be as well, that we need to finish the job here, and the way you're going to finish that job is to have a balanced deficit reduction package that doesn't harm the economy. >> let me ask you some other pressing matters. i've spoken to top figures on wall street who say this is a code red day, all hands on deck, preparing for a market shock as early as tomorrow. what is your message? what is the president's message to investors around the globe this morning? >> well, i think it is that we have to get this solved. today is obviously a critical day. we have to give confidence that there is a pathway to make sure that we both reduce the debt ceiling, and let's not underestimate the deficit reduction is an important part
while. right now here's that big upper level ridge, but we're getting a little cooler air coming in. this, though, back in canada, this is where the real relief comes. as we move into the early part of next week, by tuesday, the heat breaks in the north east. seasonal in the mid atlantic states. unfortunately for our friends in the south and the southwest and gulf koes coast the heat goes on. >> thank you very much. we'll get the rest of the fra forecast coming up. but let's turn to the idea of how dangerous the temperatures are. we're have dr. nancy snyderman with more tips. just remind us. >> the heat wave like this, elderly and the very young people with breathing conditions. but right now, frankly, everyone is at risk. it's a reminder that as many people die of heat-related illnesses than all the natural disasters. number one thing, ann, is called heat stroke. that's where you're literally, your core body temperature goes high, up to 103 degrees. you stop sweating. your skin turns hot, red and dry. h is a medical emergency. you take the cooler and dump the ice on them. >> it's h
in. 115 in huntsville. 107 in d.c. 103 here in new york city. here's why. big area of high pressure. there's a big strong upper ridge. this is just a heat pump that will continue. and the bad news is, this goes into at least thursday. in fact, jet stream guns up a little further into canada so that heat will be creeping up north as the ridge intensifies. we don't see this breaking down at least until the weekend. so the mid section of the country is going to continue to bake the northeast gets a little bit of a break as we head on into the next 72 hours. ann? >> all right, al, thank you so much. we'll get the rest of your forecast in a bit. >>> for now, to britain's deepening phone hacking scandal. this morning there are claims that journalists from other rupert murdoch's other papers were involve and the alleged target is former p.m. gordon brown. stephanie goss is in london with this. stephanie, good morning. >> good morning, ann. gordon brown does not mince his words when he spoke to the bbc this morning about rupert murdoch's papers me said those papers used people to gather inf
in the high stakes showdown over the nation's debt. >>> tax grab. big airlines decide not to pass on savings from a temporary government tax halt to consumers. >>> and sticker shock. a japanese department store offers one of the most expensive box lunches ever. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> hello, and good morning. i'm amara sohn. today we begin with dualing over the debt. president obama and house speaker john boehner he escalated the battle over the debt limit last night. they both appealed to american television viewers in speeches that reflect the two sides being farther apart than ever on the issue. nbc's steve handelsman reports. >> reporter: president obama came on primetime tv to fan public outrage. one week until default, and still no deal. >> this is no way to run the greatest country on earth. >> reporter: not raising the debt limit would cost all of us. >> interest rates would skyrocket on credit cards, mortgages, and car loans. that results on a huge tax hike on the american people. >> reporter: tax hikes are the problem republicans refuse. driven by tea part
is set to make a big announcement today. the website is hosting an event that is to be streamed live on facebook. it could be a video chat powered by skype, which would have implications for its owner, microsoft. zuckerberg only say that it will be "something awesome." a veteran of the three wars when skydiving for his 90th birthday, and to impress his beloved wife. >> getting suited up for a mission is familiar territory for this capt.. he has done everything from dive bombers to fighter jets, so being in the air is second nature, except for one thing. >> i have been flying since 1940. very close during the war couple of times, very little damage by anti-aircraft fire. i never had to jump at or reject -- jup out -- ju8mp out or eject. >> a decision that put him in the doghouse with disfavor co- pilot, his wife -- his favorite the co-pilot, his wife. >> glad to get her out of the house. she is pretty much house-bound at the last couple of years. i would do anything for her, jump out of an airplane, to get her out of the house. >> the woman he still calls the prettiest girl in town ha
become a big thing at wbal to get shady adopted. we're hoping it happens. let's give out the information. you can call, and you can the at the other. -- pets available on the baltimore humane society website. how big is the need right now? >> huge. we just did the baltimore 500, and we had 571 adoptions. that was great. the economy is really taking a hit, and so are we. any help you could give is great. >> one cat could be responsible for 100,000 test. >> all right. we will find you a home shady -- home, shady. if you have a question, you can e-mail it to petquestions@wbaltv.com, or visit our web site, wbaltv.com, or send your questions to pet questions, wbal, 3800 hooper avenue, baltimore, maryland, 21211. coming up next, your maryland lottery numbers, and another check of the insta-weather-plus forecast with ava marie. first, a check of how wall street is performing at this hour. stay with us. and enjoying it less and less? stop paying for second best. upgrade to verizon fios and get tv, internet and phone for just $99.99 a month for a year. want to save even more? call now and we'll a
will be on a small room inside that parliament building just big enough for about 40 or so spectators, but there will be overflow rooms with tvs. this is must see tv today for all of britain and elsewhere. as one politician here put it, the three musketeers of the murdoch media empire and that phone hacking scandal will appear later today. now, they'll be grilled by ten members of a select committee on media. these hearings will only last for an hour. murdoch and another hour for rebecca brooks, who was the chief executive of murdoch's british holdings until she resigned last week. now, members of parliament will try to get the murdochs and brooks to commit themselves to say things on record that could be used against them later. especially if what they say turns out to be misleading. they will be speaking on oath, but on honor. the murdochs and rebecca brooks, on the other hand, will likely try to be as contrite as possible. it's been their strategy of late. apologize, apologize, apologize. no doubt, there will be questions specifically to james murdoch, who had admitted to giving ph
to raise the debt ceiling while postponing the big debate over spending and taxes. >> everybody understands -- that is what i think of the idea. >> president obama has threatened to veto any short- term solution. >> after a moving service in california, betty ford is now back in her home state of michigan. the casket arrived this afternoon. she will lie in repose tomorrow morning at the ford museum in downtown grand rapids. thousands of people are expected to pay their final respects before tomorrows private funeral. >> she shared her life. her life was public. she shared it and it helps a lot of us. >> bill clinton, dick cheney, barbara bush or among the dignitaries expected to attend tomorrow's service. the former first lady died, on friday at the age of 93. >> the new report revealing mass of security breaches at many of the nation's airports. >> why the cost of convenience just got costlier for netflix customers. >> when i i'm around people who smoke, it bothers me in public places. >> they now banned smoking outdoors. >> thunderstorms are rolling across the state. that is going to brin
, but by the late 80's big changes in car manufacturing made them much cleaner. >> we have better engines, better metals, and we do not get begin cameron -- the contaminants in oil like we used to. >> the theory that it needs to be changed because it wears out is wrong. the oil itself never wears out. some companies are introducing we refined oil. it is cleaned and additives are added back in. if it is a reputable company, they are probably using it. do you get what you pay for? yes, because more expensive oil has a better additive package, allowing the oil to last longer. >> all of the oil manufacturers have to meet a standard for oil. they can meet a minimum standard, or if the oil is more expensive, they can increase the additive package. that is the most expensive part of the oil is the additive package. >> tucked inside the lab in wichita, chemists work the janette -- diligently, constantly keeping up with new and tougher regulations by the american petroleum institute. >> there are numerous additives that are put into the oil. those include detergents. those include anti-wear additives, ant
-hurricane-force wind to the airport and ground traffic came to a halt. whenever call them haboobs. just big does storms -- we never call haboobs.m >> two of the largest providers of those instruments have left the business. the amount an applicant can get is being lowered. reverse mortgages let people get cash from their home equity in either a lump-sum or in monthly payments. facebook founder mark zuckerberg is set to make some news today. he is hosting a news event. insiders say the announcement could be a video chat powered by skype. he will only say it will be "something awesome." for some, divorce is a piece of cake. jane king has more in the bloomberg business report. >> investors will focus on reports from the service industry. this accounts for about 90% of the economy. a mixed close for stocks yesterday. the big day could be friday when we get the june jobs report. the bloomberg maryland index was down fractionally. for many, divorce could be a reason to celebrate. some people are making headlines celebrating their divorces. more people are ordering cakes to celebrate. one divorced event had d
. the city of big spring is so desperate for water, it's building a plant to recycle its sewage. >> the quality of water that we're going to be producing from the production facility is essentially water that you could deliver to somebody's path. >> reporter: fresh or not, for now it's the only water in sight as the dry texas wind brings no rain. charles hadlock, nbc news, big spring, texas >>> in the horn of africa, refugees from somalia continue to flee the famine in that country today, pouring into unicef relief camps in ethiopia and kenya in search of food and shelter. president obama met this week with the presidents of four african nations calling for a greater international response. >>> when nbc nightly news continues, this saturday, was today a turning point for the american college student convicted of murder in italy? and later, another royal wedding day in britain. but for will and kate, this time the pressure was off. transitions adapt to changing light so you see your whole day comfortably... and conveniently while protecting your eyes from the sun. ask your eyecar
sold in the city. >> the tax is part of his public safety plan. it is a big change on how the city treats big drug use. he wants to make small amounts of marijuana a summary offense. >> energy and effort is wasted in our courts and by our police officers many times on "paetty " crimes. >> the city has spent $4 billion on policing. the homicide rate has not significantly budged. the rate was 40 per 1000 people. 36 per 1000 people in 2010, among the highest in the country. >> it is more than fair to ask whether it has been a good investment and i would say no. i would consider a smaller police budget if it is part of a bigger plan. if you're making cuts, you need to make enhancements in other areas so you're enhancing public safety. right now we're not doing that. >> he said this will reduce crime in baltimore by 20%. i'm jayne miller, wbal-tv 11 news. >> that brings us to our water cooler question of the day. do you think a dollar per bullet tax on ammunition would help efforts to reduce crime in baltimore city? you can share your response at wbaltv.com and on our facebook page, or
loop west side. no delays closer in towards the city. the big delight i-95 south in 222.ville just perryvillpast take pulaski highway as are all today. we will keep you updated. this is the west side of the beltway at baltimore national pike. things are moving much better. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. now let's get the latest on the buses and the trains. for that we go to kurt kronke of the mta system. happy friday. >> thank you. we're looking pretty good on the buses despite a few diversions because of artscape. we do have the 21 bus was bound diverting at preston and maryland. the three, 11, 64 buses diverted northbound at charles because of artscape. the 51 and 64 buses operating with delays. light rail and metro subway both on time. i am kurt kronke. now back to tony pann. good morning. >> another nice start on this friday morning. not quite as dry as it was yesterday. it is still comfortable. 65 at the airport. 64 in parkton. most locations.oth the the dewe of days ago, b points were much higher. we have some cloud cover which has stopped the temperatures. there is
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